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The butt implant may shift, causing asymmetry/uneven results or deformity of the buttocks. Patients who experience issues relating to butt implants can seek butt implant removal.  

Living with butt implants can decrease one's quality of life. For some people, living with butt implants hurts when they try to sit or attempt to jog, and the mental impact is often overwhelming. 

What Is Butt Implant Removal? 

The procedure involves the removal of the silicone implants used during the butt enhancement procedure.  

Typically, buttock implants enhance the gluteal area in men and women. Due to the particular function and location of the buttocks, the implants must withstand prolonged movement and pressure, particularly in the sitting position. 

Doctors may recommend butt implant removal to ease the side effects and help the patient lead a normal lifestyle. 

What Causes Patients to Remove Buttocks Implant?

The butt implant incision is close to the anus, an area prone to wound infections. 

Here are popular situations when butt implant removal is ideal:

Infection: The incisions during a butt implant may be difficult to treat using antibiotics alone, due to the lack of blood vessels within the implant. In that case, an infected buttock implant will require removal. 

Extrusion: a wound healing problem, infection, or constant pressure on the butt implant eventually results in extrusion of the buttock implant. Once the doctor identifies the extrusion, the buttock implant is removed, and takes necessary steps to provide adequate coverage of the buttock implant with healthy tissue. 

Nerve Compression: Butt implants may compress the critical nerves, leading to weakness or numbness of the associated leg. In such cases, the doctor may recommend butt implant removal. 

Asymmetry: uneven butts result after buttock implants due to accentuation of pre-existing asymmetry or irregular placement of buttock implants. 

Shifting: buttock implants may shift, resulting in asymmetry, uneven results, or deformity of the butts. In such circumstances, buttock implant removal could be the recommended action.

Personal dissatisfaction: if you’re dissatisfied with the butt implants, you may prefer butt implant removal to return to the natural appearance before the implants. 

Who Can Have Bum Implant Removal Surgery?

Although butt implant removal may seem simple, it is not ideal for everyone. You may be a good candidate for butt implant removal if: 

  • You are on the weight loss journey that is affecting the natural buttocks shape

  • You feel your body's natural shape is too flat and unproportional to your butt implant 

  • Want to fight natural aging signs like sagginess and flatness 

  • You do not smoke tobacco

  • Lead a healthy lifestyle

Before booking a butt implant removal, ask your primary physician about any concerns. Your doctor should advise whether the butt implant removal is ideal for you. 

Bum Implant Removal Surgery Treatment Duration  

The primary concern among patients considering butt implant removal is the treatment duration.

The good news is that specialists perform butt implant removal as an outpatient procedure, taking just 2 hours to complete. 

The butt implant removal is a breeze with minimal pain compared to the initial implant procedure. Often, butt implant patients go home the same day after the procedure. 

Butt Implant Removal Side Effects

Based on ratings, butt implant removal is highly satisfactory for many patients. However, like other plastic surgery procedures, implant surgery poses some risks. Here is an overview of some common side effects of butt implants. 

  • Fluid or blood accumulation underneath the butts

  • Allergic reactions 

  • Excessive bleeding after surgery

  • Scarring 

  • Pain

  • Skin discoloration 

  • Infection 

  • Skin loss 

  • Nausea and vomiting from anesthesia

Buttocks Implant Removal Recovery Time

Buttock implant removal recovery takes up to 2 weeks after the surgery. However, after the surgery, the patient experiences slight pain at the incision site and might not be able to sit for more than 30 minutes. 

The surgeon may recommend wearing a compression garment for part of the recovery period to help minimize swelling and other side effects. 

The butterfly stitches after implant removal, take a few days to heal. The pain should ease so long as the patient observes the doctor's advice. 

Bum Implant Removal Success Rate

Butt implant removal has a success rate of 95%. Only an experienced doctor is involved in your implant removal surgery to ensure this high success rate. 

Otherwise, you might have to live with the consequences of a butt implant removal gone wrong. 

Butt Implant Removal Alternative Treatments

Consider fat grafting if you must undergo implant removal but still want to keep enhanced buttocks. 

Fat grafting is often called Brazilian buttock lift, which requires harvesting and transferring body fat into the buttocks, and is one of the best implant removal options. 

How Is Butt Implant Removal Procedure Performed?

The butt implant removal procedure takes about one to two hours. Here is an overview of the steps taken:

Step 1: Anesthesia

The doctor injects general anesthesia, so the patient does not feel pain during the incisions. 

Step 2: Incision 

The surgeon makes incisions in the same sites used to insert silicone butt implants. 

Step 3: Removal of butt implants 

Once the surgeon has made the incisions, the removal of but implants begins. The procedure will leave the capsules of scar tissue that form around them naturally. 

Step 4: Closing the incisions 

Once the surgeon has removed the incisions, the closure is done, and the insertion of tube drains to remove excess fluid buildup during recovery is done. 

What Does Bum Implant Removal Surgery Involve?

Bum implant removal involves the removal of the silicone butts implanted in an earlier butt enhancement operation. 

The doctor makes incisions on the same sites he had done during the butt implant. The silicone implant is removed, and he makes butterfly stitches. 

What To Avoid Before Buttocks Implant Removal?

While preparing for a butt implant removal, avoid taking aspirin and certain anti-inflammatory drugs, as they can increase bleeding. Also, the patient should avoid smoking. 

While preparing for the surgery, the patient must get a blood test and adjust their current medications. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long to keep butterfly stitches on after implant removal?

The butterfly stitches will come off independently over the next few days. Alternatively, you may remove them five days after the surgery. 

How long do buttock implants last?

A successful butt implant is meant to last for years to come. In case of discomfort or desire to change one's lifestyle, the patient may request butt implant removal. 

Are bum implants permanent?

Butt implants are a permanent cosmetic procedure that adds volume and shape to the buttocks.  

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